The 2012 Rozalia Project Trash Tour kicked off last week in Annapolis, MD, but there is still plenty of time to get involved in sponsoring an event with this impressive group that is cleaning up our oceans and providing educational programs along the way. Or if you don’t want to sponsor a program, just stop by one of the already planned events scheduled along the eastern seaboard of the United States from now through September. Here’s the schedule to date:
- Thursday April 19: Philadelphia, PA: The day starts with school programs, then join us for a presentation and trash hunting off the docks at the Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum. We will also have some refreshments for this evening event from 6-7:30pm. Free and open to the public!
- Saturday April 21: Lehigh Valley Zoo, PA – Rozalia Project will be at the Zoo’s Party for the Planet with the ROV. We will observe the Otters from in the water and have the equipment out for everyone to check out! All day, open to zoo visitors.
- Monday, June 4, Kittery Point, ME: Official start to American Promise’s part of the Trash Tour. Our first interns will board and we will get right to work picking up and studying floating derelict fishing gear off the Isles of Shoals.
- Monday, August 6, Larchmont Yacht Club, NY: Marine debris pick up and education programs for youth sailors followed by a presentation and opportunity for adults and families to check out the ROV.
Tuesday, August 7, Beach Point YC and American YC, NY Marine debris pick up and education programs for youth sailors (morning at BPYC, afternoon at AYC), followed by a short presentation and opportunity for adults and families to check out the ROV at American YC.
- Saturday, September 15, Burlington, VT (and all over the world): This is the date of the International Coastal Cleanup! As the Vermont state coordinator, Rozalia Project will have marine debris cleanup events and volunteer opportunities all over the state. If you are psyched to be involved, email us. Not in Vermont? Look for a cleanup near you – they really are all over the world!
For more information on how you can become involved in this project, go to www.rozaliaproject.org.